2016 Caro, Cabernet Blend, Mendoza

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2016 Caro, Cabernet Blend, Mendoza

Baron de Rothschild (Lafite) and Nicolas Catena Collaboration
"Very sophisticated." James Suckling

What happens when a First Growth Bordeaux family (Rothschild of Chateau Lafite) makes a red blend with Argentina's Malbec master, Nicolas Catena?

You get one amazing red wine!

Meet Caro, a blend of 83% Cabernet and 17% Malbec, a true lovechild between the best elements of France and Argentina.

These two grapes thrive in the high altitude and sunshine of Argentina; together, this Bordeaux blend is of unparalleled expression.

What We Love About This Wine

The 2016 Caro is a masterpiece. The wine exudes quality and complexity. Deep aromas of dark berries, forest floor, crushed earth, and tree bark. On the palate, the wine is soft, juicy and smooth with fine-grained tannins. Amazing notes of cassis, walnut, cedar, mushroom and rose petal on a finish that lasts for minutes.

We love this wine... It drinks like a juicy Bordeaux.

If this were from the left bank, it would be 3x the price!

"Very sophisticated." James Suckling

By Steven Bedrosian

$65.95 per bottle / $791.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

96 / 100

"The 2016 Caro is a masterpiece. The wine exudes quality and complexity. Deep aromas of dark berries, forest floor, crushed earth, and tree bark. On the palate, the wine is soft, juicy and smooth with fine grained tannins. Amazing notes of cassis, walnut, cedar, mushroom and rose petal on a finish that went on for minutes. We love this wine! It drinks like a juicy Bordeaux. If this were from the left bank, it would be 3x the price!"

JAMES SUCKLING

95 / 100

"Already quite open, this is a cool and slightly shy wine with ripe plum, delicate herb and toasty aromas. The rather sleek palate and fresh acidity carry the long, clean, rather stony finish. For the first time, this is dominated by 90 per cent cabernet sauvignon."


Product Details


Producer: Caro

Country: Argentina

Region: Mendoza

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Cabernet Blend

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W47038